waiting to start parenteral nutrition in most critically ill adults

There's now stronger evidence for waiting to start parenteral nutrition in most critically ill adults.

Waiting one week to start parenteral nutrition instead of starting it right away reduces ICU stays by one day and hospital stays by two days.

Patients who start parenteral nutrition later also have a lower risk for infections...less time on a ventilator...and lower health care costs.

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